What does lowly mean?

Definitions for lowly
ˈloʊ lilow·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lowly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. humble, low, lowly, modest, small(adj)

    low or inferior in station or quality

    "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"

  2. junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subaltern(adj)

    inferior in rank or status

    "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"

  3. humble, menial, lowly(adj)

    used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

  4. base, baseborn, humble, lowly(adj)

    of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)

    "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"

Wiktionary

  1. lowly(Adverb)

    In a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly.

  2. lowly(Adverb)

    In a low condition; meanly.

  3. lowly(Adjective)

    Not high; not elevated in place; low.

  4. lowly(Adjective)

    Low in rank or social importance.

  5. lowly(Adjective)

    Not lofty or sublime; humble.

  6. lowly(Adjective)

    Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lowly(adj)

    not high; not elevated in place; low

  2. Lowly(adj)

    low in rank or social importance

  3. Lowly(adj)

    not lofty or sublime; humble

  4. Lowly(adj)

    having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride

  5. Lowly(adverb)

    in a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly

  6. Lowly(adverb)

    in a low condition; meanly

  7. Origin: [Low, a. + -ly.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lowly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lowly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of lowly in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We will respond with a heavy hand to the brutal murder of Jews who came to pray and were killed by lowly murderers

  2. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We will respond with a heavy hand to the brutal murder of Jews who came to pray and were killed by lowly murderers.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    'T is better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perked up in a glistering grief, And wear a golden sorrow.

  4. J. G. Ballard:

    Pop artists deal with the lowly trivia of possessions and equipment that the present generation is lugging along with it on its safari into the future.

  5. Charles Darwin:

    We must, however, acknowledge as it seems to me, that a man with all his noble qualities...still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.

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